Posted on : November 19, 2018
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Category : Management
As the former COO of Delta, Jim Whitehurst thought he knew the rules for how to lead. “I thought I was the person ultimately responsible for solving the problems facing my organization. I was the one who was supposed to bring order and structure,” he says. His world was turned upside down when he left Delta to become CEO of Red Hat, an open-source software company. According to Whitehurst, it took this leap of faith, joining a company unlike any he’d ever seen, to realize that leadership isn’t about organizing chaos or controlling process. “Open leadership is about creating the context that allows the best answers to emerge for the organization.”